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What citizen engagement looks like in the digital age

An interview about digital citizen engagement with Jason Goldman, White House Chief Digital Officer I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jason Goldman, the first Chief Digital Officer of the White House, to discuss his office’s online engagement strategy and outreach. Jason was part of the Blogger team acquired in 2003 by Google, […]

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THINK Leaders Weekly Roundup [3/19-3/24]

How are cities taking advantage of new technologies for big data and data-driven discovery, to improve healthcare, food security, education, and finance? What strategies are top chief marketing officers deploying to maintain a competitive edge? This week’s THINK Leaders blog has the answers. New Thinking Exploring the promise of Big Data for cities and for […]

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Let’s talk trash, but in a good way! How can we improve efficiency with Smarter Waste Management?

Register for our upcoming Webcast: Smarter Waste Management in Government to join this very important discussion that can benefit our environment.  From an economic perspective we can create jobs, become more efficient, and change how local municipalities effectively deal with waste.   Perhaps, waste can be converted into something far more valuable and even used for […]

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Insight Recap: The Ultra-Personal Touch

This week I’m in Las Vegas, for the very first time, covering IBM Insight on a variety of topics. In the midst of navigating the enormous Mandalay Bay and hearing from some of IBM’s most knowledgeable discuss emerging technologies, there seems to be a ton of IT happening behind the scenes that consumers don’t even […]

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Gartner Symposium: Let the Customer Call Shotgun

With the Gartner Symposium ITxpo wrapped up and a tour of Epcot now under my belt, my time in Orlando has come to a close. I no longer have to choose between attending a session on cognitive computing or one on digital investment strategies, but I do leave with an understanding of how both of […]

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Gartner Symposium Trends: Turn Algorithms into Actions

Day two of the Gartner Symposium ITxpo was filled with trends impacting the information technology space. With such a variety of topics covered, it was difficult to narrow down to which technologies are poised to cause major disruption over the next few years. However, whether attending sessions on cloud, Internet of Things, systems architecture or […]

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Gartner Symposium Recap: CEO is a Friend, Not a Foe

This week I am reporting live at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Orlando. After a full day of sessions ranging from the importance of agile culture to IT security, the main theme that came about was the relationship between the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO). There’s been more significance placed on […]

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Minimize the risk and cost of Occupational Fraud…THINK Data Monitoring & Analytics

Are you confident that your organization’s policy and compliance programs proactively identify risks across your enterprise? Or do you believe that your industry or business is immune to such risk? Weak or ineffective policy and compliance programs can open the door to risks and more specifically, Occupational Fraud — an employee’s misuse or abuse of […]

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C-suite must reads: the Internet of Things, e-mail tips, business-trip secrets, doing good

As an editor and C-suite-focused program lead, I try my best to keep up with topics that help senior executives–and aspiring senior executives–build a competitive edge. Those topics can range from technologies to watch and invest in, to travel tips that can make business trips more successful and comfortable. So this week, I’m going to […]

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C-suite advice from a start-up: apply crowd-funding for innovative partnerships

Sometimes the best advice for C-suite executives at major corporations comes from unexpected places–even from a small social enterprise startup. This beautiful and inspiring video featuring Chris Gourlay, the CEO and founder of the UK-based startup Spacehive,a crowd-funding platform for civic projects, offers inspiration for CEOs (and CFOs, CMOs, CIOs, COOs or CDOs) in any […]

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Personalizing digital experiences: A conversation with Catalina CTO Steve Rubinow

While in Chicago at the recent CIO Leadership Exchange event I was able to talk with Catalina’s Chief Technology Officer Steve Rubinow. You may not have heard of Catalina, but you’ve definitely experienced their services. Back in 1983 they invented the concept of targeted coupons—offering discounts to shoppers as they check out at grocery stores. […]

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